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  1. I’ve noticed if you use the Nighthawk app on iOS the speed test now shows live results as it’s tested so I’m guessing they added some compatibility to the app.
  2. Are you connecting via Wi-fi or cellular? just double check under hue settings that out of home control is set on. If it’s off turn it on then try again. Double check it’s running the latest update too.
  3. Is that using the Hue app or Apples HomeKit ?
  4. Is this what you are after? https://kb.netgear.com/000060127/XR500-Firmware-Version-2-3-2-32
  5. Thank you again for your help. I’ll give it a whirl when it arrives and give it a week or two to see how it goes.
  6. Great I just got an unlocked 612 for £20. Can’t go wrong with that so at least I have a back up now. Mines not unlocked, it’s as it was when the chap installed my infinity. I take it there will be no extra performance but I can look at stats if I wish too?
  7. Thanks, I was reading up on that over on the BT forums yesterday but I’m trying to find out what my cabinet is as I know the number but not what type. mines not unlocked but I was wondering if age has an impact on performance due to the components fitted?
  8. I’ve a rather old BT modem model HG612 which is working but I thought it’s a wise move to start to think about replacing it with either a modem only or modem/router combo( that would be put into modem mode). I don’t want the BT homehubs due to what I’ve read can’t be placed in modem only mode which is a pain. I'm just wondering if anyone can recommend a replacement.
  9. I do, thats great now i know why. Its fine on the guest network.
  10. its funny you talk about iPhone not connecting. Ive got a few Apple devices and don't have an issue but my companion popped up and she has an old iPhone 5 and it refuses to join the network. to get around it I set up a guest network and hey presto it joined. I can't quite work out why my old iPad 2 and mini work fine yet, iPad pro and macbook connect too but her iPhone just refuses to connect to the main network.
  11. Unpin the window that’s not working as intended then add it again. Just search for the panel that’s not working, a pinned window shows the symbol in the top right as a solid white pin which indicates it’s added to the dashboard. I’ve had this just once and when I found the panel a simple unpin then add it again sorted it out.
  12. Are you using a VPN extension by any chance with Chrome? I have zenmate and if on can’t access unless I put the IP address in. Turning it off allows access, just a thought.
  13. I’m glad the app helped, it helped me map my house to see see what was going on. like Alex I have my PS4 connected via Ethernet and then just have my other stuff like my MacBook, echos and iPads on Wi-Fi. I have to have smart connect on as I’m using the Netgear extender as a mesh system and if I turn it off I lose the back channel and the roaming feature. With the Apple router and Apple extender I use to have to switch channel. The draw back is Apple devices don’t just swap to the nearest point, they need to hit a set point before it switches to an AP point. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203068 I used Apples Airport Utility on my iPad to then see where it would swap as the scan shows a signal strength. The extender I use is this one. I picked it as it has a usb as I use that for a printer when I need it. https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-EX8000-100EUS-Nighthawk-Tri-Band-FastLane3/dp/B0756NR1C4 So far it’s been good, but it’s worth noting that anything connected to the extender can’t be controlled in the Duma software like Individual devices that connect directly to the router but it’s not an issue for me.
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